This compact salvia has a loosely mounding habit and grows 18 – 24 inches tall and 24 – 36 inches wide. The vivid sapphire blue flowers have a trumpet shape with a distinctive lower “lip” and appear almost year-round, with its peak bloom season being mid-spring through late-fall. The blooms contrast beautifully with the bright silvery-grey-green foliage. This is a good choice if you are looking for a flowering perennial to add contrast and interest to your landscape.
Like most Salvias, chamaedryoides is quite aromatic and it attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The branches on this salvia can be a bit brittle and might break off if handled roughly, so it is best to plant it in an area of your landscape where it will have plenty of room to grow. Trim off any spent flower stalks to maintain its shape and to promote continued bloom. Plant in full sun to light shade in well-drained soil. The Sunset Climate Zones for Salvia chamaedryoides are 8, 9, 12, 14 – 24.
We are growing Salvia chamaedryoides in 1 gallon containers. Give us a call, “Like” us on Facebook, or check out our website www.clearwatercolor.com to see photos of this plant and many others we are growing at our nursery.